I can clearly remember the first time I had my hands on a man.
My father was building a deck on the back of our house, his friends were over helping; bare-chested, working guys who, like my father, worked construction for a living.
I remember bringing them water, I remember them saying thank you, and I remember while they were sitting down, on my level at last, taking a break, I seized the opportunity, and started giving out back rubs.
Ah…even at 4, I knew a good thing when I saw it.
So in my 48th year, with 44 years of experience I am officially proclaiming myself an expert at determining what makes a guy hot and even more importantly, what doesn’t.
People Magazine has their list. Here is mine.
A Guy is Hot When:
1. He can’t walk past a pile of freshly washed towels dumped on the couch without stopping, folding them, and putting them away.
2. He knows how you take your coffee or tea, and it doesn’t take an act of Congress for him to use this information more than twice annually .
3. He keeps the seat is down; yes, that seat.
4. He knows a clean dishwasher should be emptied, and that dirty dishes do not belong in a sink.
5. He owns a Blackberry, calendar, or iPhone app and therefore is never caught off guard with your birthday or anniversary as they do seem to change every year.
6. He can walk past a mirror without looking at himself.
7. He doesn’t whine about his job; that is why it is called work, not play.
8. He is a self-starter; and takes the initiative to go to the store when there is no milk, paper towel or toilet paper and never pretends not to notice when they are out so that you have to go.(Or heaven forbid they use the last square and you are forced to sit for an hour and drip dry)
9. He is tall enough to get the bowls down from the top shelf for you, but doesn’t sing or hum the song,”Short people” every time he does so.
10. When he is your partner in most things, wouldn’t want to be anywhere else but here with you, laughs with you, cries with you, and most importantly, shows up, especially for the hard stuff.
Sorry People, keep your wash board abs, your slick, knee buckling smile boys, they just don’t rock my boat.
Give me instead a man who is present, and holds my face in his hands when he kisses me.
Well that, or Norm Abrams from This Old House and New Yankee workshop.
After all what is hotter than a guy who can he can make furniture from a tree?